# Inauguration of Ring Road by PM Imran Khan Rawalpindi: Today, Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone for the Rawalpindi Ring Road project (Saturday). The ring road will be 38.3 kilometers long and will include six lanes as well as an interchange. The Rawalpindi Ring Road project would assist to improve traffic flow between Rawalpindi and Islamabad, which are twin cities. In addition, the initiative will create jobs and stimulate economic activity. On Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the groundwork for the Rawalpindi Ring Road project. According to sources familiar with the situation, the ceremony for laying the foundation stone would take place in Rawalpindi's Thalian neighborhood, with Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar and federal politicians in attendance. Prime Minister Imran Khan will also speak at the event, according to reports. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) authorized Rs24.96 billion for several road infrastructure projects, including the Rawalpindi Ring Road, in December 2021. The ECNEC meeting in Islamabad was led by Shaukat Tarin. ECNEC authorized the building of the Rawalpindi Ring Road – R3, main carriageway from Baanth (N-5) to Thallian (M-2) for Rs23,606 million, subject to the Planning Commission's approval and the inclusion of Axel load management. The project for the building of a 6-lane access-controlled 38-kilometer Rawalpindi Ring Road will be financed by the Provincial ADP and executed by the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA). Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar approved the commencement of construction on the Rawalpindi Ring Road project under a Public-Private Partnership in September 2020. The 65.8-kilometer ring road would run from Radio Pakistan Rawat N-5 to Sangjani N-5. A fundamental component of the RRR is the construction of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), which include industrial, educational, recreational, medical, health, residential, and aerotropolis zones, among others. Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, will also speak at the event. The project also includes the construction of interchanges. The route would relieve traffic flow in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi once it is completed, according to a news release from the Prime Minister's Office Media Wing. It would save travel time and expenses for travelers as an alternative route. In addition, the initiative would create jobs and stimulate economic activity. In addition, sources informed Dawn that the Punjab government had set up Rs4 billion for the R3 project, while the RDA would provide FWO – the R3 contractor – Rs3.5 billion for machinery mobilization. They said that the government had been instructed to use the Rs4 billion budget by June 30, 2022, and that the RDA would provide Rs500 million for preliminary work. Work on the R3 project is expected to begin next month, and property purchase in the region has begun. The Ring Road from Banth to Thalian will cover a total of 8,992 kanals. The Punjab government allocated Rs5.913 billion for land acquisition for the 38.3-kilometer route, of which Rs2.39 billion has been spent so far. On Banth-Chak Beli Khan Road, Adiala Road, Chakri Road, and Thalian, the Rawalpindi Ring Road would include six lanes and four interchanges. A serious controversy involving certain PTI leaders and top government officials had already erupted over the project. Visit LandMarketing to stay updated on the latest news!